Family Dynamics

Review the Course Project Case Study below. Write a 3-4 page paper  that responds to the questions on family dynamics, post-partum  depression, and positive parenting. Use TWO recent evidence-based  articles to support your responses and attach the article to your  submission. This assignment must have accurate spelling and grammar and  use APA Editorial Format for in-text citations and sources.

You have been assigned to provide care and education for Mrs. G.

Family Dynamics – Describe the family dynamics and identify  strengths and areas where the dynamics are strained and might impact the  parents themselves and their ability to parent. What informational  resources might you provide these parents?

Post-Partum Depression  – Do you see any signs and symptoms of  post-partum depression? If so, what might be a good course of action?  If not, do you believe Mrs. G. is at risk for post-partum depression?  Why or why not?

Positive Parenting  – What information and resources can you  provide Mr. and Mrs. G. regarding positive parenting? What might you  need to do to assist them in understanding how they can best parent?

This assignment must have accurate spelling and grammar and use APA Editorial Format for in-text citations and sources.

Case Study

Mrs. G., a twenty year old mother of a 2 year old is pregnant.  English is not her primary language. She is recently married (one year)  to a man in his early 40s who is not of her culture (She comes from  Nigeria). The toddler is not this man’s child. She had difficulty with  her first pregnancy; high blood pressure and spotting.

As she goes through her pregnancy she finds that her first trimester  is difficult managing her health and the toddler. She is not used to  having children and finds the toddler challenging. She also finds that  she is having some of the same symptoms as she did during her last  pregnancy. She is not comfortable going to an American doctor and tells  her husband that she can take care of herself as she did during her last  pregnancy. He is not happy about this decision and tells her that she  has to go. He takes her to the doctor several times during her pregnancy  but is not sure his wife is following the medical instructions being  given.

By the end of her pregnancy she has gained more weight than she had  anticipated. She could not understand why as she was eating her native  foods. The doctor told her that she had high blood pressure. She was not  sure what that meant as she felt the same as she did during the first  pregnancy.

Labor was painful, long and difficult and while she had a vaginal  birth the baby was small and experienced some respiratory distress at  birth. She decided to again breastfeed even though she could only do it  for a few weeks the last time. She was told that she had a “small supply  of milk”.

In the first few weeks of taking care of the newborn, her husband  wanted to be a part of the caring process and she was not happy as “men  don’t do that”. She also found that with this baby she felt much more  tired and had a hard time managing both children. In fact, the toddler  became cranky and was aggressive to the newborn, trying to bite and  scratch the new baby.

The husband again took her to the doctor after birth and then again  for several months. He also insisted that she see a pediatrician for  both children. At the doctor’s offices they told her that they had to  “assess” the children to be sure they were “normal”. When she was told  this, she was frightened.

As a few months passed, she became more lethargic and tired. Two  children were more than she could deal with. Sometimes she could barely  get out of bed. Yet, she knew that she was trying to do all of what she  was told by both doctors and her husband. She really loved her children  and respected her husband.

When her newborn was six months old she found out that she was  pregnant again. She knew that it would be a mistake to have another  child because her husband had just informed her that his two children  from another marriage (6 and 12 years old who has asthma) was going to  be living with them now and she would need to be taking care of them as  well.

  • Posted: 3 hours ago
  • Due: 29/01/2019
  • Budget: $15
 
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